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Brewdog: Please Don't Steal Our Trademarks(March 29) - At BrewDog we are pretty relaxed about our intellectual property, in fact we have given away all our recipes with DIY Dog. But our trademarks are still important - as they are for any independent company. Of course we try to protect them from misuse by others if it will negatively affect our business, because we have jobs to keep, Equity for Punks shareholders to protect and a mission to achieve. Complete Story

   

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It's time to vote in the Ultimate Minnesota Beer Bracket Championship round(March 29) - Your ultimate contenders? Schell’s, our 9-seed, and Castle Danger, our 6-seed. Schell’s, our shining Cinderella, has had one of the toughest paths of any brewery, holding the role of underdog in each matchup and subsequently dispensing each powerhouse. Complete Story

Deschutes Brewery Announces 2017 Street Pub Tour(March 29) - How do you take the biggest mobile block party – Deschutes Brewery's Street Pub tour – and make it even better? By partnering with three of Oregon's most beloved companies to bring new energy to fans in five U.S. cities. Complete Story
 
Behind the Brew: Certified Beer Lovers(March 29) - The growing popularity of the craft beer industry has generated a thirst for increased knowledge and understanding of the world of beer and brewing. From regular everyday beer-drinking “enthusiasts” to sommeliers; from restaurant management to breweries, people from all walks of life want to refine their knowledge of this widely loved beverage. Complete Story
 
Big beer acquisitions slows craft beer growth(March 28) - Big beer's acquisitions of craft breweries caused slowing growth for smaller, independent brewers in 2016. Craft brewers sold $23.5 billion in 2016, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Brewers Association. Complete Story
 

Coronado Brewing Partners with Surfrider Foundation to Launch Coastwise Session IPA(March 28) - Today, Coronado Brewing Company is excited to announce a new partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the coasts, with the launch of a new collaboration beer, CoastWise Session IPA. In line with Coronado Brewing Company’s brand mantra to ‘Stay Coastal,’ a portion of the proceeds will support Surfrider Foundation’s mission of protecting the ocean, waves and beaches. Complete Story

New Holland Brewing Releases Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake(March 28) - New Holland Brewing Co. announces the second Dragon’s Milk Reserve of 2017: Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake. This limited release variant of New Holland’s year-round, Bourbon Barrel Stout, hits shelves and taps beginning April 1, where New Holland is sold. This reserve blend is aged in bourbon barrels for three months, with toasted chiles, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and cinnamon added during aging. Complete Story

Max Shafer appointed as Grand Teton Brewing's new Brewmaster(March 28) - Grand Teton Brewing is pleased to announce, Max Shafer, age 26, has been appointed the brewery’s new Brewmaster. Max joined Grand Teton Brewing’s production team in August 2012. After learning all aspects of their packaging operations, Max rapidly advanced to brewing and cellar operations. Complete Story
 
Green Flash Brings Back Barrelmaster's Reserve Series(March 28) - Green Flash Brewing Co. announces 2017 plans to continue their popular Barrelmaster’s Reserve series of extremely limited edition, barrel-aged beers from their Cellar 3 facility. Last year, the small-batch series introduced three one-offs, with each release selling out within hours of going on sale. Complete Story

Odell Brewing Releases Flanders-Style Sour Ale(March 28) - On March 27, 2017 Odell Brewing released Flemish Giant, a new 750ml single run barrel aged Flanders-Style Sour Red Ale. Marking the second release of the 2017 Cellar Series and coming in at 6.5%, Flemish Giant begins with notes of tart ruby red grapefruit and cherry, finishing with sweet raisin and fig. Complete Story
 
10 Beer Festivals You Don't Want to Miss(March 27) - From festivals featuring world-class craft beer to unique events highlighting the delightful relationship between food and beer. Check out these 10 craft beer festivals in 2017 to add to your calendar. Complete Story

Perrin Brewing's 15% alcohol coconut beer is like a liquid Mounds bar(March 27) - It's been compared, fondly, to a liquid Mounds bar, with flavors of molasses, bourbon, cinnamon and plenty of dark chocolate. No Rules Vietnamese porter by Perrin Brewing Co. is an imperial porter made with turbinado sugar, coconut and cinnamon, and it's aged for months in used bourbon barrels. Complete Story
 
Everything You Need to Know About Africa's Beer Culture(March 27) - Wine, palm oil, cocoa, and coffee are among the agricultural products Americans consume from Africa. But pity the American beer geek and craft brewer bereft of the ancient, heterogeneous, and gloriously innovative source of wisdom and knowledge that has suffused African beer culture for centuries. Complete Story
 
MSU Malting Barley Quality Lab(March 26) - In response to the rapidly growing craft beer industry in Michigan, farmers throughout the state are bringing malting barley back into their crop rotation to supply the growing demand for locally sourced ingredients. High quality grain with the potential to produce high quality malt is of utmost importance in order for this industry to flourish in the state. Complete Story
 
Craft beer bill moves on to Governor's desk(March 23) - A bill that could expand Georgia’s craft beer business will go to the governor. The bill got final passage today in the state Senate. The bill would allow the state’s craft breweries to sell limited quantities of beer directly to the public. It’s a simple concept that for years, ran afoul of the state’s three-tier system. Complete Story
 
Bill would increase Nevada craft beer production, but sellers oppose plan(March 23) - A bill seeking to increase the amount of beer craft breweries can produce annually ran into a foamy wall of opposition from large liquor interests during a legislative hearing Wednesday. Senate Bill 130 from Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, would increase the allowed production capacity from 15,000 barrels to 45,000 barrels a year. A barrel is the equivalent of 31 gallons. Complete Story

SKA Brewing Promoates Kurt Randall to Head Brewer(March 23) - There is a new head brewer at Ska Brewing. According to a press release, the Durango, Colo.-based brewery has named Kurt Randall to lead its brewing operations, a role he will take on after being hired in 2015 as a brewhouse supervisor. Complete Story
   
Craft beer bill moves on to Governor's desk(March 22) - A bill that could expand Georgia’s craft beer business will go to the governor. The bill got final passage today in the state Senate. The bill would allow the state’s craft breweries to sell limited quantities of beer directly to the public. It’s a simple concept that for years, ran afoul of the state’s three-tier system. Complete Story
 
Top 10 craft beer producing countries: US and UK lead the way(March 21) - The United States remains the biggest craft beer producer, but the UK has more craft breweries per capita, according to a survey from Alltech and The Brewers Journal. Complete Story

Maui Brewing Founders Named Hawaii's Small Business Persons of Year(March 21) - Garrett W. Marrero, president and CEO of Maui Brewing Co., and his wife, Melanie M. Oxley, the company’s vice president and chief operating officer, have been named Hawaii’s Small Business Persons of the Year by the federal government’s Small Business Administration. Complete Story
 
Stone Brewing creates beer with recycled water(March 20) - Stone Brewing is breaking new ground by becoming the first to try making beer using water that "comes from the toilet." On Thursday, at the Stone Brewing location at Liberty Station, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was among the first to drink the Full Circle Pale Ale. Complete Story
 
Bracket Madness: America's best craft beer brewery(March 20) - The best brewery, for you, may be one nearby. Fresh beer, especially if it’s full of hops, is always better. And so many places now are making wonderful beer. Complete Story
 
It is officially Colorado Craft Beer Week(March 18) - Saturday, March 18, through Saturday, March 25, marks Colorado Craft Beer Week, a celebration of all things malty and bubbly made in Colorado. Run by the Colorado Brewers Guild, the week sees  Colorado breweries putting on special events. Complete Story

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries of 2016(March 16) - The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were craft brewing companies. Complete Story
 
Dan Kopman to Join Heavy Seas Beer as CEO(March 16) - Heavy Seas Beer, brewing in Baltimore since 1995, announced today that it has named Dan Kopman as Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 2017. Dan will report to Founder, Hugh Sisson, who will remain full-time Managing Partner and continue to play a very active role in the business. Complete Story
 
Hotbox Roasters Introduces Canned Nitro Cold Brew Coffee(March 16) - Hotbox Roasters introduces its latest caffeinated creation, Nitro Cold Brew. Hotbox Roasters’ Nitro Cold Brew is a high-octane dose of 420 mg of caffeine in an infinitely recyclable 12 fl. oz. can. Complete Story
 
Former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele’s Atlanta project has a name(March 16) - Brewmaster Mitch Steele and beer industry veterans Carey Falcone and Bob Powers are set to open New Realm Brewing Co. The trio announced the new venture in the fall and spent many hours since then coming up with the right name. Complete Story
 
Brewery bill passes through Georgia House(March 15) - Georgia Senate Bill 85 officially passed through the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday, March 13. The bill permits customers and long-time beer devotees to purchase beer directly from Georgia breweries. The bill passed 147-14 and provides a middle ground between the Georgia beer wholesalers and brewers who have struggled in years past to find a balance in selling beer through wholesalers to retailers. Complete Story
 
Demand soars for Jai Alai IPA as Oskar Blues opens NC availability(March 15) - Oskar Blues, which has a brewery in Brevard, already has Dale's Pale Ale—a hop-heavy ale in an iconic blue-and-red can. When they added Tampa-based Cigar City, though, they brought Jal Alai IPA into the mix. Jai Alai is so sought after that Jake Hogan, the central North Carolina sales rep for Oskar Blues, said he sold 500 cases of the beer in the first four days it was available in the Tar Heel State. Complete Story
 
Hunahpu's Day continues to be one of Tampa's signature events(March 15) - Is Hunahpu's Day on one of those "you know you're in Tampa when..." lists yet? Because it should be. You know you're in Tampa when Cigar City Brewing's biggest annual event has left you feeling the effects of its impressive beer list, despite your substantial intake of Kaixo Gourmet fried potato wedges. Complete Story
 
How one brewery has developed their brewery tour program to attract over 100,000 visitors a year(March 15) - In this episode of the Market The Brew podcast we profile one on the most successful brewery tour programs in the country. Over 100,000 people tour the Lakefront Brewery every year. One of their customers did 50 tours in one year! Complete Story
 
Baltimore County delegates OK a version of Guinness legislation(March 15) - Baltimore County's state delegates on Monday endorsed their own version of legislation to allow Diageo to open a Guinness brewery in Relay. The delegates voted for a bill that allows all production breweries in the county to gradually increase sales in their on-site taprooms to 4,000 barrels per year — a key request from Diageo. Complete Story
 
Cape May Brewing Company Releases Eight Irish Stouts on St. Patrick’s Day(March 13) - NJ-- Cape May Brewing Company, the Jersey Shore’s premier local brewery, is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Paddy on Friday, March 17th. The fun begins at 2 p.m. in the brewery's Tasting Room located at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport. That day, CMBC will have an astounding eight Irish stouts to choose from. Complete Story

The Kansas City Royals have named Boulevard Brewing their official craft beer partner
(March 12) - As Opening Day approaches, however, there’s some good news: The Kansas City Royals have named Boulevard Brewing their official craft beer partner. According to Major League Baseball, it’s the first time a team has had an official craft beer. Complete Story
 
Maine's Oldest Craft Brewery, D.L. Geary Brewing get new owner(March 12) - Alan Lapoint, the new owner of D.L. Geary Brewing Co., said Maine’s oldest craft brewery was days away from shutting down before he swooped in to acquire the flagging Portland business this week. Complete Story
 
Hawaii: The next craft beer paradise?(March 11) - San Francisco institutions such as Thirsty Bear and 21st Amendment inspired Garrett Marrero, a former resident and UC Davis alumnus, to start Maui Brewing Co. in 2005 with local brewmaster Thomas Kerns. Although no longer partners, they refined an approach to locally inspired craft beer and hearty food that now attracts avid patrons on three different islands and inspires other brewers. Complete Story
 
Short’s Brewing Co. Releases Prolonged Enjoyment and Starcut Ciders Immortal Jelly(March 12) - Short’s Brewing Company announces the release of Prolonged Enjoyment and Starcut Ciders Immortal Jelly. Prolonged Enjoyment, a Session India Pale Ale billed as “Unquestionably quaffable for those long days needed to remain upright and refreshed at the same time” and Immortal Jelly, a semi-dry hard cider fermented with Michigan apples and four different berries will both be distributed as seasonal products and available throughout the spring while supplies last. Complete Story

Meet John Cochran of UpCountry Brewing(March 10) - Few people in the Asheville beer community have the breadth of perspective that John Cochran can offer. With over 20 years of brewery experience, Cochran has weathered both the zeniths and the nadirs the industry has undergone. Complete Story
 
Perrin Brewing to Release No Rules Vietnamese Imperial Porter(March 10) - The Perrin Pub will release “No Rules” starting at 11am to the general public. Perrin Pub Club members will have the opportunity to purchase their bottles an hour early, starting at 10am on Saturday morning. Members must bring their Pub Club Membership card to gain access an hour early. “No Rules” will be released in 22oz bottles and on draft for 8oz pours inside of the pub. Complete Story
 
Shipyard Brewing Adds Locally Produced Malt to its Original Flagship Beer(March 10) - Nearly 25 years after creating it, Shipyard Brewing is making a homegrown adjustment to its very first beer. Shipyard’s Export Ale is now brewed with an addition of locally grown malted barley from Maine Malt House. “Export is a beer that stands for Maine and our state’s nautical heritage,” says Bruce Forsley, Shipyard’s vice president of sales & marketing. Complete Story
 
New Belgium’s Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale Debuts
(March 10) - Brewed with watermelon and lime peel, New Belgium Brewing’s new seasonal release offers an approachable, fruit-infused ale. Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale is crisp, refreshing and juicy – the perfect option for beating back the summer heat. It has a bright fruity flavor and a thirst-quenching finish. Complete Story
 
Sierra Nevada Brewing Announces Dates and Locations For Beer Camp On Tour 2017(March 10) - After a successful revamp of its 2014 Beer Camp Across America, Sierra Nevada Brewing returned with this collaboration 12 pack and road show in 2016 with a stop in Seattle. The premise is that Sierra Nevada Brewing collaborates with other notable brewers on a mixed 12 pack. Then it invites these collaborative partners along with every other brewery to serve beer at one of the stops on its traveling beer festival. Complete Story
 
Ontario Craft Brewers launches scholarship for women(March 9) - As part of a larger effort to support women in the industry, the Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) association announced new scholarships on Tuesday. The scholarships will allow up to six women to complete Level 1 courses in the internationally recognized Cicerone Certification Program, widely regarded as the top beer-related certification course. Complete Story
 
Hunahpu’s Day 2017: A long road to perfection(March 9) - Back in 2010, Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout made its debut in the beer scene. The decadent stout aged on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, ancho chilies, pasilla chilies and cinnamon garnered Cigar City a gold medal at the 2010 and 2011 U.S. Open Beer Championships catapulting it to the national beer scene’s attention. Complete Story
 
Miller Park beefs up craft beer lineup with brews from 17 Wisconsin breweries(March 8) - Milwaukee's Miller Park is diversifying its choice of suds by opening a craft beer station. A new ballpark bar, called Local Brews, will debut opening day on the Loge Level with 24 tap beers from 17 Wisconsin breweries. Complete Story
 
Terrapin’s New Brew Forecasts Hazy with a 100% Chance of Hops(March 8) - Terrapin Beer Co’s Monster Beer Tour line is back with Cumulus Lupulus, an unfiltered Imperial IPA. The beer is a new variation of IPA for Terrapin, who’s best-selling beers are Hopsecutioner (an American IPA), Hi-5 (California Style IPA), and RecreationAle (Session IPA). Complete Story
 
Everybody’s Brewing New Spring Beer Lineup Includes Get A Pear Farmhouse Ale(March 8) - You get some nice floral aromas, and definitely some vanilla and clove notes from the yeast,” stated Jess Caudill, Co-Head Brewer at Everybody’s Brewing, in a release. “I’ve always wanted to brew a beer with pear juice, and it gives just enough flavor, but without much sweetness. Complete Story
  
Three-Tier System: Its Impacts on You and U.S. Craft Beer(March 7) - Understanding the U.S. market for alcohol beverages, including beer, requires an understanding of the three-tier system. Whether viewed with deep reverence or great scorn, it is a system of distribution that delivers the vast majority of beer to the mouths of thirsty American drinkers. Let’s take a few moments to understand that system a little better. Complete Story

18 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer(March 6) - American craft beer is bigger than ever, both in number of breweries and stylistic influence. As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, profitable, and growing industry over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of defining moments. Some moments center on specific beers, others on buyouts, and a few on industry shifts that inspired new styles. Complete Story
 
Why Did Brooklyn Brewery Need a Wood Chipper to Make Its Latest Beer?(March 6) - Equally relaxed is my drinking partner, a man that makes you realize "hygge" isn't just some bullshit buzzword. This is beverage director Jonas Anderson, clad in a cozy sweater and sipping a cappuccino as we talk. What I came here to find out is: Why did this gentle man need a goddamn wood chipper to make his latest beer? Complete Story

New York State Brewers Association Debuts Official New York Craft Beer App(March 5) - New York is an incredible innovation hub renowned for spearheading industries with cutting-edge initiatives. The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) follows suit with the debut of its state-of-the-art New York Craft Beer iOS/Android app. Complete Story
           

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 New England-style IPA? It's catching fire across Upstate New York(March 4) - They're called New England-style IPAs. They're nicknamed "juice bombs." They're often referred to as hazy, for good reason. They can look like a glass of orange juice, with the pulp. Complete Story
 
Beer war comes to South Walton(March 4) - In its lawsuit, Grayton Beer levels allegations of breach of contract and copyright infringement over its signature "Beach Blonde Ale" and has asked the court to limit 3 Daughters' distribution of their same-named beer to be outside the Florida Panhandle. Complete Story

BrewDog wants to open a crowdfunded hotel in America with beer-filled hot tubs(March 3) - Scottish brewer BrewDog wants to open the world's first crowdfunded craft beer hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Called "The DogHouse," the $7.3 million hotel will feature a craft beer spa with beer-based treatments, beer taps in the bedrooms, a hot tub filled beer, and a beer fridge in the shower. Complete Story

 





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